ECoR General Manager Reviews Khurda Road-Balangir Rly Project In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: General Manager of East Coast Railway (ECoR) Manoj Sharma reviewed the under-construction rail line in the section between Sonepur and Boudh of the ongoing Khurda Road-Balangir railway project in Odisha.

During his visit to the rail line section, Sharma inspected the ongoing works along with senior officials from ECoR  and Sambalpur railway division. The officials engaged in the construction works of the project were also present during the inspection.

Sharma reviewed the infrastructure works and advised the officials to ensure completion of works within the deadline. Construction of the rail line under the project lies in remote areas and is closely monitored by Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.

Out of the total length of 301 km of the project, 152.8 km rail line has been commissioned. The Railways has been constructing the line from both sides of Khurda Road and Balangir for early completion of the project.

The completed works include 105.8 km from Khurda Road to Daspalla and 47 km from Balangir to Sonepur. About 73 km from Sonepur to Purunakatak is expected to be completed in a couple of months. It has been targeted to complete rest of 75-km stretch from Daspalla to Purunakatak by December 2026.

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